There are not many actresses out there who have a fanbase of avid soap watchers and horror movie sex vamp lovers both at the same time, but such is the eclectic career of Barbara Crampton. She made her television debut as Trista Evans on the daytime soap Days Of Our Lives, and had recurring roles in other soaps like Guiding Light, The Bold And The Beautiful and The Young And The Restless, where her portrayal of the wacky Leanna Love earned her a Soap Opera Digest Award. But ask most guys out there where they know Barbara Crampton from and they'll roll off her cult classic and often skin-tastic appearances in horror movies like Reanimator and From Beyond. In the first she played ditzy college coed Megan Halsey, shedding all and at one point getting sexually assaulted by a severed head! As repressed Dr. Katherine McMichaels in the subsequent From Beyond, there was a little less nudity ... but this was more than compensated for by a classic scene where Barbara's timid character becomes a sex-crazed dominatrix, complete with leather outfit, stockings and glistening g-string.
Born in Long Island, New York, on 27 December 1962, Barbara was raised in Vermont and spent summers travelling the US, as her dad was a carnival worker. She began acting in 7th grade school plays and went on to get a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater Arts from Castleton State College in Vermont. Following graduation, she made her theatre debut as Cordelia in an American Theater of Actors production of "King Lear" in New York. Her big screen debut came as Craig Wasson's unfaithful girlfriend Carol in Brian De Palma's movie Body Double. It also featured her first nude scene. Other Babs in the buff highlights to look out for are the movies Fraternity Vacation and the much later Poison, where she shows off a very nice set of reupholstered post-boob job celebrity hooters